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José Mourinho – Free books samples

José Mourinho is considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and one of the greatest tacticians in the game. His managerial career began back in the mid 1990s when he became the right-hand man to Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal at Barcelona.

The world took notice of José when he guided FC Porto to win the UEFA Champions League, the biggest prize in club football. Since then, he has coached the biggest teams in Europe across Italy, Spain and England. But success and power, as it is often the case, have been accompanied by envy and controversy.

Thanks to Soccertutor.com, we are able to share samples of books that analyse Mourinho’s work at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013. This team won a record 32nd La Liga title and finished the season with a number of records including 100 points in a single season, a record 121 goals scored and goal difference of +89, and a record 16 away wins and 32 overall wins. Prior to Mourinho’s arrival, Real Madrid had underperformed despite paying record transfer fees players such as Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo.

You can use these ready-made sessions to practice Mourinho’s Real Madrid’s attacking and defending combinations. You can learn exactly how Real found attacking solutions for every tactical situation created by opponent’s who defended with a deep, middle or high defensive line.

Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions

Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions

Full and extensive analysis of Real Madrid’s best 48 goals in the 2011-2012 season, when they scored a record 121 goals to win the Spanish Championship (La Liga).

This goal analysis of Jose Mourinho’s tactics has been used to produce 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions . Each goal is analysed, followed by a full session on that specific topic of Real’s attacking play, with clear colour diagrams, detailed descriptions and coaching points.

A Tactical Analysis – Defending

Jose Mourinho Defending Sessions

The defensive phase was key for Real Madrid. Its main features were applying pressure near the opposition’s penalty area to regain the ball and aggressive zonal marking across the whole pitch.

The author has compiled an extensive assessment of Real Madrid’s defensive play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2011-12 season.

A Tactical Analysis – Attacking

Jose Mourinho - A tactical analysis

Full analysis of Real Madrid’s attacking tactics which have been so important to their success. This book shows Real’s 4-2-3-1 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible phase of play.

The attacking phase was key for Real Madrid and the main features were creating width, maintaining superiority in numbers around the ball zone, long diagonal passes, in/out swinging crosses from the flank and Ronaldo’s efficiency in front of goal.


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Jose Mourinho - Free Book